Priscilla Stark (formerly Priscilla Baylor) searching for her son, William Henry Baylor

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Title

Priscilla Stark (formerly Priscilla Baylor) searching for her son, William Henry Baylor

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Son recently kidnapped from the Market House in Alexandria, VA. Reward for information of his whereabouts.

Source

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA)

Date

August 10, 1864

Coverage

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

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Transcription

KIDNAPPED--$20 REWARD--My son,
WILLIAM HENRY BAYLOR, was
kidnapped from the Market House, in Alexan-
dria, on Tuesday morning, the 26th of July.
He is aged about 14 years, is about 5 feet high
and stout; very dark complexion, full mouth
with very short white teeth, and when taken off
had a full suit of hair. He had a scar on his
forehead, just above the right eye; when spoken
to he is very polite and pleasant in his manner.
He had on a brown mixed shirt and greyish
pantaloons, was barefooted and had on an old
slouch hat. As he is my son on whom I
am dependant, (his brother being blind and
lame,) I am most anxious that he should re-
turn to me, and I will give $20 reward for any
information that will lead to a knowledge of his
whereabouts. PRISCILLA STARK,
Formerly Priscilla Baylor, Colored.
aug 10--3t

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Citation

“Priscilla Stark (formerly Priscilla Baylor) searching for her son, William Henry Baylor,” Information Wanted Ad, Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), August 10, 1864, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 20, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2696.

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